If you were waiting for the reincarnation of the Galaxy Note 7, you are in for a disappointment. Samsung has downright refuted reports claiming it was planning on launching refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phablets with certain tweaks. A Samsung India spokesperson told BGR India that the report is incorrect. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmedAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
A report on a Korean website yesterday claimed that Samsung is planning on selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in countries like India, Vietnam, and South Korea. These refurbished phablets were said to feature a smaller battery — 3,000mAh as opposed to 3,200mAh — and also come without the dual-edged curved display. The report further went on to claim that these phablets would be sold at a much lower price tag. But a Samsung India spokesperson told BGR India, The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in India is incorrect.” Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
The Galaxy Note 7 has proven to be a nightmare for Samsung. The company had to recall all the units it sold, and as a result incur losses in the range of $5.2 billion. In such a scenario, the idea of Samsung still harboring some hopes from the Galaxy Note 7 seemed too good to be true.
Samsung s flagship Galaxy Note 7 failed because of an aggressive battery design wherein the battery was too big to fit comfortably in the cramped chassis. To ensure there isn t a repeat of this, Samsung has put in place strict new quality assurance protocols. These include an 8-point battery safety check, which will address safety of batteries right from component level to their assembly and shipment of devices. Others include a durability test, a visual inspection, and also an X-Ray test to look for abnormalities inside the batteries. Lastly, the company will also conduct a large scale charge and discharge test.
Now all eyes are on the next Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which are expected to be launched sometime in March. Samsung is taking its time to ensure nothing goes wrong, and hence the flagship smartphones won t be unveiled at MWC 2017 later this week. ALSO READ: MWC 2017: From LG G6 to Nokia 3310, launches to expect